Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack addresses the media.
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack addresses the media. Sam Flanagan

Coffs is getting a bypass with tunnels

IT'S finally happened. Coffs Harbour will be getting a bypass with tunnels.

The bypass will also feature lower gradients and low-noise pavement according to the EIS which will be available to the public from Wednesday. 

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh was proud to finally see a bypass with tunnels granted the green light.  

The bypass will be 14km in length, save motorists 11 minutes of travel time and remove up to 12,000 vehicles a day from the Coffs Harbour CBD.  

The EIS will be available on Wednesday for six weeks for community feedback. 

Submissions are invited on the EIS by Sunday, October 27 and should be sent to the NSW Department of Planning Infrastructure and Environment.

Early construction work is expected to start in 2020, with the project expected to take four to five years to complete.

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